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Syracuse basketball recruiting: PG target Alterique Gilbert chooses UConn

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first_imgThe 6-foot, 170-pound point guard had said Syracuse is his “dream school” in an interview with Scout.com’s Evan Daniels in May, but also said Syracuse had slowed his recruitment. Gilbert reportedly took his only official visit to UConn. The Orange’s slowing of its recruitment coincided with Class of 2016 guard Tyus Battle, also an SU target, decommitting from Michigan. Scout ranked the Miller Grove (Georgia) High School product 40th in the Class of 2016, 20 spots lower than Battle.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU would have had 11 scholarship players listed for the 2016-17 season if Gilbert had committed, one more than the NCAA will allow Syracuse to have as a result of NCAA rules violations. A commitment from Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu filled SU’s last available scholarship in 2016-17 and put SU at 11 scholarships in 2015-16.In addition to Gilbert, Syracuse has offered guards Battle, Kobi Simmons and Kevin Huerter in the Class of 2016. Simmons and Huerter are ranked 5th and 63rd, respectively, by Scout. Battle reportedly made an official visit to Syracuse in late June after canceling his visit in May after initially committing to Michigan. Four-star power forward Matthew Moyer is SU’s only commit in the Class of 2016. Comments Published on July 4, 2015 at 9:19 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse Class of 2016 target Alterique Gilbert committed to Connecticut on Saturday, he announced via Twitter. Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu to join Orangelast_img read more

Syracuse safety Andre Cisco named preseason All-American

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first_img Published on August 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The Associated Press named Andre Cisco a preseason first team All-American on Tuesday. Cisco is SU’s lone preseason All-American selection. The junior safety is the active FBS leader in interceptions (12) and second in passes defended per game (1.27), behind Stanford’s senior corner Paulson Adebo. Entering the season as a two-year starter at safety and a member of the team’s leadership council, Cisco is a top 2021 NFL draft prospect. He was an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2019 and the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018. Even though he missed three games in 2019, he still led the ACC in interceptions in both years.Cisco also led the NCAA in interceptions during his freshman campaign, en route to earning AP Third Team All-American honors. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first time in Cisco’s career, Syracuse has a new defensive coordinator, Tony White. White took over earlier this year and implemented his 3-3-5 defense. Cisco is expected to play the same role as a free safety, utilizing his talent to create turnovers and stop receivers across the middle. “We’ve been meeting all quarantine so we’ve had the opportunity to walk through stuff with the team, with coaches and without coaches,” Cisco said. “I think everyone is getting a grasp of what we would’ve gotten a grasp of during spring ball now.”center_img Commentslast_img read more